Proverbs presents us with several caricatures, and the most prominent ones are the wise man and the fool. So what does the life of the wise man look like when it comes to his interactions with others?
As part of our series of looking at how each book of the Bible points us to Jesus, we walk through Ecclesiastes with a critic of life who is deconstructing all of its meaning but is in fact opening the door for an answer from Jesus.
As part of our series of seeing how each Bible book points us to Jesus, we explore the Book of Proverbs through 2 of its major themes: Wisdom and Way.
What God created is good. This includes humor. Through 3 movements of our lesson, we survey some of the Bible's uses of humor, talk about the ways sin can corrupt the use of humor, and end with pictures of what redemption of humor after its fall should look like in the life of a Christian.
A proper view of WORK is a major theme in Proverbs. And to help us see the nature of Sloth as the opposite of strong work ethic, the book draws a caricature of someone called THE SLUGGARD. So what makes someone a Sluggard? How do I see pieces of the Sluggard within myself? And how can God transform those pieces?
We may never know all the ways of God, but the Bible does give us access to tremendous insights into the Creative and Ordering Force that stands behind the architecture of how everything works in God's universe. And the Proverbs call this force "Wisdom."